Tuesday, June 26, 2018
3183. A Maltese was not operated when the tumour was small as the vet did not want to do it
This is a case where the dog could have been operated early as the tumour probably was not growing rapidly at the early stage. As the dog is old, some vets prefer not to risk their reputation on anaesthesia leading to death on the operating table. Some owners prefer not to get the operation done.
Blood test showed leucocytosis and neutrophilia --- bacterial infection of the blood. I advised antibiotics 1 week on, 2 weeks off.